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New Look!
Farm Stand:
  • What's New This Week:
    • Plenty of grillables for your Memorial Day BBQ! We have a restock of Jake's Country Meats including brats, Italian sausage, pork chops and more to sit alongside fresh asparagus, salad turnips and green garlic on the grill. 
  • Mask Request: In solidarity with those not yet vaccinated, including children under 12, we kindly ask that you wear a mask while inside the farm stand.
  • Hours: Open daily, 7am-7pm
This Week's Vegetable Farm Share Harvest:
  • Spring Salad mix
  • Japanese Salad Turnips
  • Butter Oak Leaf Lettuce
  • Cilantro
  • Swiss Chard
  • Green Garlic 
  • Black Radishes - from Harmony Valley Farm, Viroqua, WI
  • Carrots and Parsnips - from PWFF and Harmony Valley Farm, Viroqua, WI
  • Asparagus 
  • Mini Cucumber*
*Wilmette, Evanston, Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove and Glenview members will receive this week. 
Farm Journal
Good evening from the farm!
When we named our farm, Prairie Wind, our logo used one of the symbols of the midwestern farming -- a windmill. In fact, we were inspired by this vintage windmill that we discovered in our tool shop long ago. We're still sleuthing the story on it! Our logo featured this windmill prominently to pay homage to the farming traditions before us and those we continue as midwestern farmers.

As this year marks our 15th farming season anniversary, we decided it was time to celebrate with a revised Prairie Wind Family Farm logo!

We worked with Adunate Word & Design and 
the design project was a fun one! Designer Diahann encouraged us to include our boys' thoughts, feelings and opinions into every decision. We wanted to revise our logo to integrate a free flowing prairie, friendly colors and designer Di took another nod from farm signage traditions to create the warm design. When the boys finally said, "This feels like us," we knew the design was right! 

As we celebrate our farming anniversary, we’re also thrilled to support the launch of another family business later this year, Bubblehouse Brewing Company in Lisle, IL.

Jeff’s brother Jon, and his wife, April are opening a brewery to take advantage of Jon’s award-winning beer brewing skills and April’s small business instincts. From start to finish, its a family effort with parents, kids and extended family involved in painting, building and cheering along every step of the way. We can't wait to for our farming and brewing families to collaborate soon.

Finally, as we head into close of the school year, we celebrate our youthful helpers including the high school and college crew members joining the farm team next week. We commend all students and teachers — including those on our current crew — who worked through what was, in many cases, one of the most challenging school years on record.  We celebrate your fortitude and we look forward to having these students back on our team!

Have a great week!
~ Jen, Jeff, Tyler, Abbey, Arlet, Ben, Peggy, Alex P, Alex J, Laura

Notes from the Farm Kitchen
Carrots and Parsnips are closely related, though parsnips have a nutty-sweet taste and hearty texture all their own. This week, you're receiving the final carrots and parsnips of the storage season so hold on to them! They will store well for weeks wrapped in plastic in your refrigerator. Here's a great piece to inspire your root cooking when you're ready to enjoy!
Along with a bountiful green garlic harvest, we're again sharing a wonderful harvest of white salad turnips,  a Japanese variety called hakurei. Japanese turnips are delicious eaten raw or sautéed in a little butter with green garlic and sprinkled with salt. 
Seasonal Recipes in the Farm Kitchen

Spring Salad with Roasted Asparagus
Simple Carrot and Parsnip Mash
Turnip Salad with Yogurt, Herbs & Poppy Seeds
Spring Radish Recipes - Thanks to CSA member, Stephanie, for sharing this resource!


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